and said, "I did wrong when I handed an innocent man over to death!" They said, "What is that to us? You see to it yourself."
Now while he was on the bench his wife sent to him to say, "Do not have anything to do with that upright man, for I have just had a painful experience in a dream about him."
He said, "Why, what has he done that is wrong?" But they shouted all the louder, "Have him crucified!"
And the captain and the men with him who were watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and all that was happening, were dreadfully frightened and said, "He surely must have been a son of God!"
And Abraham said, 'My child, remember that you received your blessings in your lifetime, and Lazarus had his misfortunes in his; and now he is being comforted here, while you are in anguish.
And he said to them a third time, "Why, what has he done that is wrong? For I have found nothing about him to call for his death. So I will teach him a lesson and let him go."
And we are suffering it justly, for we are only getting our deserts, but this man has done nothing wrong."
When the captain saw what had happened he praised God, and said, "This man was really innocent!"
The Jews answered, "We have a law, and by our law he deserves death, for declaring himself to be a son of God."
and though they could find no ground for putting him to death, they demanded of Pilate that he be executed.
But as it is only a question of words and titles and your own law, you must look after it yourselves. I refuse to decide such matters."
Now we know that everything the Law says is addressed to those under its authority, so that every mouth may be shut, and the whole world be made accountable to God.
They profess to know God, but they disown him by what they do; they are detestable, disobedient men, worthless for any good purpose.
Such a high priest we needed??odly, blameless, unstained, removed from sinful men and raised above the very heavens;
but with precious blood, like that of an unblemished, spotless lamb, the blood of Christ,
We must not be like Cain who was a child of the evil one, and butchered his brother. And why did he butcher him? Because his own actions were wicked and his brother's upright.